Emergent Literary

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online, Digital, Audio, Video
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No payment

Editorial Focus

Emergent Literary is an assemblage of black and brown work. To the editors, Emergent refers to urgency, immediacy, inception and birth, beginning, forefront, and now. It also refers to the philosophy of emergence as interreliant entities combine to create a radical new wholeness. The magazine pays homage to the Combahee River Collective and their foundational work in identity politics and radical liberation. The editors are also inspired by the legacies of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press and Broadside Press.

Tips From the Editor

We welcome work from black and brown makers in all genres, as well as work that reaches across multiple genres or obscures the boundaries between them. Before submitting, we ask that you take a look at our mission statement in order to get a sense of the journal.

Contact Information

Kameryn Alexa Carter, Founding Editor
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Last updated: Jan 31, 2024